Mixed Up Saturday
Good Morning Ladies,
On Thursday Michele sent me a photo of the latest Papercraft Essentials Magazine, because she knew I would love the free gift they have added this month, so on our way home from our 'appointment' yesterday afternoon I asked Paul to stop off and see if the supermarket was selling the latest edition, he came out with the magazine and the first smile on his face of the day, although as we haven't bought magazines for a while he was a little shocked at the price, "I thought they were about £3.99" was his response, I think he's right, that's what they were when I used to buy them, there weren't as many then either.
Michele offered to do you all an extra magazine review, knowing how popular this Embossing Folder is, to give you all an early 'heads up' so you can go get one before they sell out.
After making a few calls etc when we got home and helping Paul organise dinner I went into my craft room and opened the magazine, I couldn't wait to have a play so I thought I would create one of the cards featured in the magazine.
I embossed a piece of 'Pear Pizzaz' card in the folder and then a piece of Vellum,I then added a strip of 'Powder Pink' card and stamped the sentiment on it in Versamark, I then added WOW Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder and best set it.
I took the embossed Vellum and some 'Pebbles' Chalks that I have had for 10+ years, I brushed over the embossed flowers and foliage with the chalks to highlight them, I love the subtle colour this method gives, why have I left it so long?! Lol !!
I then took a card base that was 61\4 inch square, I then cut a piece of card at 6x6 inch, I then folded the edges of the embossed Vellum over and secured on the back, I lined up the green embossed piece and trimmed it to the wavy line, lined it up with the vellum and stuck it down to the white card piece.
Finally I took the stamped Pink Wavy border and die cut it with the matching dies that I bought for another of these 'All Occasion' Embossing Folders from Craft Stash a few months ago, although I think it would be quite simple to cut by hand too.
I put some foam pads on the back and lined it up to cover the gap between the green card and vellum. Three pink pearls were added to embellish the card and that was it done, what do you think??!
I quite like it, it's so nice to see Spring themed cards for a change.
Michele's BONUS Magazine Review
"Papercraft Essentials issue 154 comes with a fantastic free gift this month-a brand new All Occasions Embossing folder plus stamps for various occasions. There’s two features using the free gift plus lots of other great card inspiration. Christina Griffiths has made a great YouTube video featuring this free gift. I think this we’ll be a sellout issue just because of the free gift."
Thank you so much Michele for writing this Bonus magazine review, I think you are right about this magazine being a sell out, these Embossing Folders are so versatile.
Val has done a bit of craft shopping, she had ordered a Sue Wilson Julia die and some of John Lockwood's new goodies, it made sense while Wendy was in UK so could pop them in her suitcase and save the expensive postage to Spain. I bet Wendy's suitcase was bulging on her return journey, lol !!
I am so looking forward to seeing what you create with your new goodies, I love that Julia die, it's so pretty.
Thank you for sharing your shopping Val
Karen picked up these lovely, Tattered Lace dies while they were on Sale on Create and Craft, they are great dies for girls cards, so detailed too. Karen also got some bargain priced treat cups (for adding sweets etc to cards), I just know that you will come up with some genius way of using them in one of your genius designed cards.
Thank you Karen for sharing your shopping with all of us.
That's all for today ladies,
I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Love and hugs,